In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of April 23, 2017

  • 4.28.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Once Unicorns, Now Zombies
For entrepreneurs equating success with their being labeled the next “unicorn,” Fortune provides some insight as to the reality of the market and investors’ perceptions. Unicorns, much like their new Frappuccino counterparts, might not be all that they are cracked up to be.

An Obscure Regulatory Debate has put the Entire US FinTech Community on Edge
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is proposing a new approval process that would give FinTech companies a boost of legitimacy that many early-stage businesses in the sector need to grow their consumer base.  But the OCC’s new program would require compliance with a rather rigid set of standards, to which the industry has responded with a slew of objections. TechCrunch dives into the history, controversy and destiny of FinTech regulation.

4 Lessons Startups can Learn From HBO's Silicon Valley
There are some highly valuable business takeaways embedded in the snarky, beloved comedy. Tech Republic highlights a few practical pieces of wisdom from the Pied Piper gang.

Venture Capital Firms are Really Into Podcasting
Venture capitalists are looking for new, earlier ways to get their voices in the ears of entrepreneurs. Grab your headphones and check out this list compiled by Fortune.

At Last, Silicon Valley may Have Found a Trump Proposal to Like: His Tax Plan
Fast Company distills the pervasive conversation on the new administration’s proposed tax plan, identifying major points of interest for tech companies and those in related industries. Read more about the economic motivations here.

Links compiled by Cara Fonseca.